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An Account of Boeschian Cooperative Behaviour

Blomberg, Olle LU (2015) In Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems 122. p.169-184
Abstract
According to reductionist accounts, intentional joint action can be exhaustively analysed with concepts that are already available and anyway needed for understanding intentional singular action. Most such accounts include a condition that it must be common knowledge between the participants that they have certain intentions and beliefs that causes and coordinates the joint action (a CK-condition). Without such common knowledge, the resulting joint action supposedly isn’t an intentional joint action. I argue that reductionists should reject the CK-condition. Either the CK-condition is unnecessary or else the reductionist fails to account for the target phenomenon of intentional joint action.
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169 - 184
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978-3-319-15515-9
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10.1007/978-3-319-15515-9_9
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  author       = {Blomberg, Olle},
  editor       = {Misselhorn, Catrin},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-15515-9},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {169--184},
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  series       = {Collective Agency and Cooperation in Natural and Artificial Systems},
  title        = {An Account of Boeschian Cooperative Behaviour},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15515-9_9},
  volume       = {122},
  year         = {2015},
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